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Zac Attack: It’s Goldsmith versus Khan and it’s getting nasty

A politician has once again brushed over the principles of the rule of law, but the Zac Attack goes further than harming just Khan, writes John van der Luit-Drummond

15 April 2016

Are you a lawyer who has defended criminals, given human rights advice, and has aspirations of a career in politics? Well, don't bother, says Zac Goldsmith MP, the public doesn't need your sort in elected office.

This week, the Conservative party's candidate for London mayor launched a blistering attack on his opponent, Sadiq Khan MP. Among the former shadow justice secretary's alleged crimes were a history of defending 'extremists' while a practising human rights lawyer and his campaign against the US extradition of Babar Ahmad, a constituent of the Labour politician who has since been convicted of terrorism-related offences.

Khan has never hidden his past as a human rights lawyer. The MP for Tooting told the Jewish News earlier this year:?'Unfortunately, I had to speak on behalf of some unsavoury individuals. Some of their views made me feel deeply uncomfortable, but it...

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